The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
Known for its reliability, CentOS 7 is an ideal storage OS option for the Broadberry CyberStore range. One of the most popular storage software solutions on the market, CentOS 7 is widely used on dedicated servers, cloud and VPS. CentOS is a software known for its stability, with each version being usable for up to 10 years after release. As a free variant (or 'clone') of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, this software solution offers support from a large community.
This software solution is easy to use for beginner level administrators, having been specially designed for usability it's compatible with a wide variety of server control panels, including cPanel.
As a high performing system, CentOS 7 is very powerful when it comes to virtualisation. Combining power with high availability, CentOS 7 is extremely effective when operating cloud servers and virtualisation.
CentOS 7 is very resource efficient. It is really lightweight and consumes a lot less of your CPU resources than other software alternatives. If you need to factor heavy applications into your growth model, its always a relief knowing that with this option you will have one less resource-drain to worry about.
Not only is CentOS 7 built to be a great platform for the latest software, it has also been created with the idea of backward compatibility in mind. All future deployments are done with a strong focus on retaining the stability of all the systems active components.
CentOS 7 is an excellent choice for anyone who places importance on security. Security and error checks are the number one priority of every new update, as well as in the integrating of newer programs. Authorisation checks are implemented for use of computer resources, protecting your data from a malicious entity gaining unauthorised access.
With every edition of CentOS you get up to 10 years of free security updates and the CentOS 7 storage software solution is no different. Once you go with this software you won't have to worry about any major changes to your user experience, your security or your applications for up to a full decade.
This software solution uses an XFS file system. An XFS file system is great for larger files and features very impressive parallel I/O capacity.
CentOS is open source, meaning you can enjoy all the positives that come with using open source software. You have more control over your system, as you can directly inspect the code for yourself and be fully aware of exactly what it is doing. Open Source also means that you are able to use the software for free. In addition to being free initially, maintenance of this software is also low cost as you get 10 years of free updates as mentioned earlier.
Due to the strong community of users and developers around this software, you can also enjoy better stability and security. The quality of the software is simply higher than most proprietary software, simply due to the fact that there are so many people collaborating on this open source software than there would be on paid software. This leads to open source software usually being better and having less issues. CentOS definitely benefits from being open source.
Ext3 Performance Enhancements
Native POSIX Threading Library (NPTL)
Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
Compatibility libraries (toolchain)
Server Message Block (SMB)
Plug and Play
Broadberry CyberServe servers feature full range compatibility with all major storage operating systems. All you will ever need is one box.
With Broadberry you never have to worry about vendor lock-in. You will retain full freedom to choose your own third party hardware with your CyberStore storage appliance.
Broadberry has been in this industry for over 30 years and is proud to have been storage server providers to some of the largest organisations in the world. These include Sky, Toyota, Disney, Google, Toshiba, ITV and the BBC.
The Broadberry CyberStore range of enterprise-grade storage servers are designed and built for a wide-range of storage applications.
Completely customisable from processing to storage type and capacity, to operating system - the CyberStore range is your go-to storage platform.
The CyberStore range of storage servers are used by the world's largest organisations from the BBC, to the CERN project, governement institutions, universities and much more.
Year-after-year, the Broadberry CyberStore range of unified storage appliances has beaten the likes of Dell and HPE to be crowned "Best Storage Appliance" by PC Pro magazine.
When compared to the likes of DELL, HPE, EMC etc, the Broadberry CyberStore range of enterprise-grade unified storage appliances is up to 60% cheaper, although using the same quality components such as Seagate drives and Kingston RAM.
The Bradberry CyberStore range has been built from industry-leading commodity hardware, and carefully designed to ensuure full compatibility with leading storage operating systems and database engines.
Broadberry enterprise storage appliances are on average 86% lower cost than EMC and 55% lower cost than DELL although built using the same leading-brand server components such as Intel processors and Samsung memory. HPE hard drives are rebadged Toshiba enterprise-class drives, the exact same models as found in Broadberry storage appliances.
When you buy a Broadberry storage appliance all drive bays are supplied with caddies - so if in 6 months time you decide to expand the storage you can source it freely from the marketplace or ourselves if you wish. The only way to add hard drives to HPE servers is to buy the drives along with caddies from HPE for 200% the price of Broadberry's price.
Broadberry storage appliances come with enterprise-grade features like IPMI included, whereas HPE charge large fees for perpetual licences for the same features.
Our website allows you to configure your server online with accurate prices, as opposed to NetApp who require several face-to-face meetings with them before they'll give you a price.
Over recent years there's been a massive move from the world's largest organisations such as Google to purchase their servers from the likes of Broadberry rather than DELL and HPE. This move is fuelled by the rise in commodity hardware.
Before leaving our UK workshop, all Broadberry server and storage solutions undergo a rigorous 48 hour testing procedure. This, along with the high-quality industry leading components we use ensure all of our server and storage solutions meet the strictest quality guidelines demanded from us.
Our main objective is to offer great value, high-quality server and storage solutions, we understand that every company has different requirements and as such are able to offer un-equaled flexibility in designing custom server and storage solutions to meet our clients' needs.
We have established ourselves as one of the biggest storage providers in the UK, and since 1989 supplied our server and storage solutions to the world's biggest brands. Our customers include: